Quote from: john4040 on August 24, 2010, 11:22:58 AMWhat is unfair is not necessarily unlawful or unethical. Your post asked whether there was a law school ethical violation. The answer is no.I think this about sums it up. "Fair" is a concept built on the assumption that there is an outside authority there to enforce justice in social interactions. We learn this as children when parents not only tell us to play fair, but make us play fair. A complaint of "that's not fair" is essentially a plea to some authority to fix the injustice.Adult life, however, is mostly free of "fair," and indeed one of the lessons of adolescence is to abandon "fair" as an objective standard and instead internalize it as a personal guiding principle.Your friend should view this experience as a valuable lesson in real life. Expecting an outside authority to swoop in and undo the injustice is a futile remnant of youthful thinking.
What is unfair is not necessarily unlawful or unethical. Your post asked whether there was a law school ethical violation. The answer is no.